Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia South, Matthew Opoku Prempeh has handed over a newly-build ambulance bay for the Manhyia District Hospital in the Ashanti Region.
The gesture was in line with the MP’s assistance to provide a safe-keeping area for an ambulance donated by the government, through the Ministry of Special Initiatives under the One Constituency, One Ambulance initiative.
The gesture has also become necessary following the role the hospital plays in the provision of healthcare to inhabitants living in communities within the Kumasi metropolis and the Ashanti Region.
The ultra-modern Ambulance Bay will not only provide a safe-keeping place for the ambulance, but will also enhance emergency healthcare delivery for caregivers at the Manhyia Hospital and other public and private health facilities within the metropolis.
Speaking at a short ceremony to hand over the facility to the management of the hospital, Dr Opoku Prempeh said there was the need to prioritize the health needs of constituents and residents of the Kumasi metropolis in general.
He indicated that values the lives of his constituents, and he will ensure the needed amenities are provided to improve healthcare delivery.
“The Ambulance service plays an important role in emergency healthcare delivery and this intervention will go a long way to help the running of this hospital and other allied health facilities”, he said
The Manhyia South legislator justified his decision to build the ambulance bay, pointing out that the facility would greatly benefit his constituents.
He appealed to the management of the hospital to ensure the maintenance of the facility and added that it hoped that the bay will be well maintained for the sustainability of quality healthcare delivery.
Management of the facility has also taken delivery of twenty (20) hospital beds to the hospital as part of measures quality healthcare.
The MP who has periodically supported the hospital through a similar gesture has affirmed his commitment to support the management of the hospital to deliver effectively.
Medical Superintendent of the Manhyia Government Hospital, Dr. Kamaru Deen Korku Hussein who lauded the gesture thanked the Manhyia South MP for his continues support.